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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Berhampur, Oct 2:

With Japanese Encephalitis taking epidemic proportions, the vector-borne disease has claimed three more lives in Odisha’s Malkangiri taking the toll to 24.

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According to reports, 24 infants have died in the last 24 days and five have died in last four days.

While two infants died yesterday, one died at Malkangiri district headquarters hospital today.

The disease has assumed epidemic proportions in two blocks— Kalimela and Korukonda.

A four-member medical team from MKCG Medical College and Hospital was camping at the affected villages to treat patients.

Besides, the district administration has intensified mosquito eradication and cleaning programmes in the affected areas to control the spread of the disease.